19 Nov 2019

A few years ago I sat down and started sketching blocks for an autumn-themed quilt. My eldest son was about to head...

22 Jul 2019

If you’re a quilter, then the Festival of Quilts - four glorious, fabric-filled days - really does seem like t...

31 Mar 2019

I'm busy planning for this year's Festival of Quilts so in my Spring Newsletter I asked my lovely subscribers for t...

17 Apr 2018

Back in December I was writing about the serendipity of snow and about things that happen just when you need them t...

30 Oct 2017

There has been lots of thoughtful discussion on Instagram recently about making what YOU really love, combining pro...

29 Aug 2017

I promised you a detailed post on preparing for and exhibiting at the Festival of Quilts and here it is. I'll apolo...

15 Aug 2017

I've been home for two days but my head is still spinning from everything I saw and experienced at my first Festiva...

1 Jun 2017

It's just over two (short) months until the Festival of Quilts. I've been sewing like a mad thing and managed to le...

10 Mar 2017

I wrote this post last September and I hope you'll bear with me reposting it, because it has a happy ending. And we...

31 Jan 2017

Are you going? Although I've attended the Festival as a visitor, this year will be my first as an exhibitor and I'm...

21 Dec 2016

My Granny had a box of buttons that I used to absolutely LOVE playing with. For hours. This was back in the olden d...

2 Sep 2016

Sometimes things just don't go to plan do they? So, of course, that must also apply when you're designing a quilt....

25 May 2016

Almost a year has gone by since I opening a teeny, tiny little PayHip shop and sold the first copy of my Jolly Brol...

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